Damian Harris







What is music to you? What does it give you?

It's everything. It's advice, inspiration, knowledge, information, understanding, sympathy, empowerment, therapy. It's who i am and why i'm here. I'd have died a long time ago or be a far lesser person without it.

What is your music dream?

I just want to make a difference to someone. So many bands mean so much to me because they inspired me to take a step in my life and it always changed my life for the better. To be able to give that back and be a part of doing that for someone else means everything to me.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

A song!

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

God i dunno! So many! Possibly Baggy Trousers by Madness or maybe something by The Clash or The Police.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Again i have so many...China Drum, Bad Religion, Green Day, Rancid, 3 Colours Red, Muse, Operation Ivy...

What inspires you to make music?

As i said in an earlier question, the opportunity to be able to inspire others. That and disenfranchisement with the way the world and society is today.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

United we can achieve anything! We can change the world. We can write a different story if we just get the confidence!

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Truly alive. Like it's the last night on earth.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Artist royalties on streaming platforms needs sorting out for a start. It's a fucking joke. Also, musicians getting paid in general. Everyone wants a cut of the musician but nobody wants to fund us. We have bills too.

What do you think of Drooble?

Interesting so far...

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Lots of things.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Yes, i attend gigs where i can, and i'm part of both a local record label and an organisation based on a foundation of trying to get lots of organisations to work in unity to help heighten exposure for local bands and the local scene in general.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Tenacity. And thinking outside the box. Mainstream is not only an invite only party, it's dead. Go underground. Internet radio and indie labels and venues is where it's at!

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Nine Plan Failed, 100,000 Bodybags, Portraits, Windshake, King Goon, Greenmailer, Swamp Thief, Podracer, Parallax Faction, Red & The Hogweeds...